A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture designed in the 1700s by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to form magnificent vistas of English countryside.
If you are visiting Blenheim Palace for the first time, we have 300 years of history and 2000 acres of beautiful landscapes for you to discover. With just a single day, you can enjoy guided tours of the Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough and the greatest Briton, Sir Winston Churchill. You will find exhibits that tell the story of their lives, and the lives of those who have run the Palace and Estate for three centuries, through diaries, artefacts, photographs and film.
Our annual pass will give you more time for our rich history to unfold, and to appreciate the natural delights of the changing seasons as they play across the glorious parkland that, together with the Palace, make this a World Heritage Site.
With a rich variety of cultural highlights spanning the calendar, you can indulge in our programme of special events; from medieval jousting displays, Christmas Lights, big stage music Nocturnes and contemporary art installations.
Britain’s Greatest Palace.
Phone: 01993 810 530
Address: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL
Open throughout the year, although closed on Christmas Day. Opening times found here.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Palace, Park & Gardens (Adult)||£27.00 per ticket|
|Palace, Park & Gardens (Child 5-16, under 5s free)||£16.00 per ticket|
|Palace, Park & Gardens (Concession: over 60s and students) - available Monday to Friday only)||£25.00 per ticket|
|Palace, Park & Gardens (Family: 2 adults, 2 children)||£67.50 per ticket|
|Park & Gardens only (Adult)||£17.00 per ticket|
|Park & Gardens only (Child)||£7.60 per ticket|
|Park & Gardens only (Concession) - Monday to Friday only||£14.00 per ticket|
|Park & Gardens only (Family)||£44.50 per ticket|
Concessions are over-60s. Students will need to bring valid ID. Children are aged 5 - 16 years.
*Palace, Park and Gardens ticket includes:
• Entrance to the Palace State Rooms with FREE Audio Guide, available in nine languages. Access to the Churchill Exhibition and interactive ‘Untold Story' experience.
• Access to the Formal Gardens, 2000 acres of landscaped Parkland and the Family Pleasure Gardens.
• *Buy One Day, Get 12 Months Free*. Donate your Palace, Park and Gardens admission fee to the Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation Charity (Registered Charity number 1166164) for a FREE Annual Pass (terms and conditions apply). The Palace, Park and Gardens admission must be donated and converted to an Annual Pass within 14 days of your visit either onsite or on our website: blenheim-palace.com/annual-pass
Our pricing runs until the 22nd November 2019, at which point our annual ‘Christmas at Blenheim’ event begins.
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2018
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Childrens Play Area
Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
- Dutch audio guide
- French audio guide
- German audio guide
- Italian audio guide
- Japanese audio guide
- Mandarin audio guide
- Russian audio guide
- Spanish audio guide
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
- Coach drop-off point
- Conference facilities
- Dog Friendly
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- Free car parking
- On-site coach parking
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Open All Year
- Picnic Area
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Wedding Venue
- In countryside
- In town/city centre
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- Parking (free)
- All major credit cards accepted
- Apple pay accepted
- Cash accepted
- Min group size
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Min group size numeric qualifier
- Wi-fi available
- Groups Accepted
|Open New Year|
|2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 18:00*|
* Park 9.00 – 18.00
Formal Gardens 10.30 – 18.00 or dusk if earlier
Palace 10.30 – 17.30 (last admission 16:45)
Opening times vary during the winter season, please check website for details.
Palace, Park and Gardens closed on 7 January and Christmas Day 2019.
Palace closed 20 and 21 November 2019.
The Orangery will be closed on the following dates: 7 January to 15 February and 18 to 24 February 2019.
Please note that Bladon Bridge is inaccessible until 25 January 2019.
Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and is only a twenty-minute journey from the city of Oxford.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL
The Palace is within easy reach of central London and Birmingham. Both cities are around one and a half hours away by car. Free car parking is available on-site, however, we do encourage the use of sustainable public transport as much as possible.
We are located eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction nine of the M40. If you are using satellite navigation, please use the postcode OX20 1UL.
When visiting by car, please be aware that a 20mph speed limit applies across the Estate.
Free car parking is available to all visitors (some exceptions may apply for certain events), with disabled parking for blue badge holders at Flagstaff car park in front of the Palace. Further parking is available at the Pleasure Gardens.
Woodstock is connected to Oxford via the National Cycle Network #5 route. To view the Sustrans cycle route maps in detail visit sustrans.org. Please note that while there are bike racks available at the Palace but cycling within the Park is not permitted. Visitors may cycle from the entrance gates to the Palace and back.
Public Transport Directions
The S3 bus from Oxford to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford's Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.
Oxford Bus Company's 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at Blenheim Palace and Woodstock. Show your bus ticket at the gate to receive a 30% discount on entry. Ask the driver for more details, or check the leaflets on board.
For the timetable and more information on the route, visit stagecoachbus.com or oxfordbus.co.uk. There is no direct bus service from Bicester to Woodstock.
Nearby train stations include Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Long Hanborough. Call 08457 484950 for up to date train information or visit gwr.com or chilternrailways.co.uk.
Show your train ticket on arrival to receive a 30% discount on admission.
Regular services run from London Victoria Coach station to Gloucester Green in Oxford. Visit oxfordtube.com for prices and times.
Multi stop - Oxford/Blenheim Palace/Bicester Village. To find multi stop/direct trips to Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village from Oxford, visit ventureoxford.com.
Booking a taxi in advance can provide the cheapest, most convenient journey. Visit townhousewoodstock.co.uk or minicabit.com to plan your trip.
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